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I am in the process of knitting this beautiful LinLin Shawl (link to Ravelry below), halfway through the first section and there were two knots in the yarn. No big deal, easy enough to disguise, but several rows later... one of the knots has come undone and left me with an unholy mess. Actually, a holey mess... i was going to be creative and simply sew something over it as an additional design element, but am I better off frogging back to the beginning of the disaster? or simply camoflauge it...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lin-lin-shawl
 

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When you come across a knot in yarn it is always better to cut it off and do a really good knot yourself. There are several and I think everyone has a favourite. Mine is the magic knot for anything lacy. If possible, it is better though to join at the end of a row. This is not possible when working in the round, of course.
 

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That is such a pretty piece of work. First I would rewind that skein in search of other knots. Then I would frog back to the first knot and leaving out the yarn between the two knots do a Russian join.
 

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If you decide to make a knot (everyone has different rules for joining yarn). then make a 'synthetic knot'.... 'left over right, right over left TWICE thru the loop'..... it was developed for synthetic fish lines, ropes, etc., as natural fibers have little hairs that tangle and make your knots secure, which synthetic fibers do not.... TWICE thru the loop and it will not come undone...
 

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Definitely frog back, and fix! When you come across a manufacturer's knot, cut it out, and create your own favorite join of the two ends of the yarn...way better off that way!! Best wishes, and happy knitting!
 

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Boy, I'm really glad to read everyone's advice! I'm also somewhat new to knitting, and have always just knit past the knots. Not any more, thanks to you guys!
 
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